UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardener Program of Riverside County


Have a Gardening Question?

Speak to a Master Gardener

  • Riverside: 951-683-6491 ext. 231
    Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
  • Indio (Desert):  (760) 342-2511
    Mondays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Ask us about how to save water in your landscape, what's damaging your plants, how to make and use compost in your own backyard, what's ailing your trees, or any gardening-related question, we're here to help! Call us, email us, or leave a message anytime.

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Water-Wise Gardening Information

Waterwise Yard

Learn to be water-wise in your yard and garden! Fall is a good time to introduce new plants in your yard allowing them to become established by winter rain. Even California native plants aren't drought-resistant until they become well established. Take advantage of these water-wise tips for plant and lawn care.

Water-Wise Gardening Information

Upcoming Events

Landscapes Southern California Style Garden
Master Gardener Information table 10am-2pm

450 E. Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, Ca 92508

  • September 10th - 11:00am - Gardening Month to Month in Your Southern California Garden
  • October 8th - 11am - Cool Season Vegetable Gardening
  • November 12 - 11 am - California Native Plants for your Landscape

Upcoming Events

  • September 10 - 10am-2pm Youth Fest (13380 Frederick Street Moreno Valley)
  • September 24 - 8am-2pm Grow Lab Plant Sale-Cool Season Vegetable, Flowers Succulents (3569 Crowell, Riverside, enter through the alley)
  • October 15 - 9am Fall Harvest Festival & Holiday Boutique (10478 Beaumont Ave, Cherry Valley)

UCR Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale

UCR Botanic Garden 900 University Ave., Riverside

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016,  11 am  to 4 pm
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016,  9 am to 3 pm

A wide variety of plants will be available including vegetable seedlings raised by Master Gardeners, ornamental plants, cactus, succulents, CA Native plants, plants that attract hummingbirds or butterflies, and much more. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions


Farmers Markets

Hemet - 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8am-1pm (201-299 N.Harvard St. Hemet)

Palm Springs - every Saturday beginning October 2016, 7:30am-12:30pm (2300 E. Baristo, Palm Springs)

Riverside - 2nd Friday, 8am-12pm (Sear Parking lot 5261 Arlington Ave, Riverside)

Temecula - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8am-12:30pm (Old Town Temecula)


Webmaster Email: rmolaiz@ucanr.edu